My name is Dr. Jamila Bouanda and I am Fresh Dairy Category Head in BU Industry, Bremen.
I lead the FD team and am responsible for better pricing and profit. I am also responsible for the development and quality of the services. My focus is on the French market by optimising the butter and FD portfolio. I work closely with marketing to develop new products to meet the unmet needs of the market.
The main challenges are
I was an external applicant.
Women have usual a “collaborative” leadership and not having an ego . Women bring people together and they communicate, which increases the effectiveness of the team. Their focus is on profitability and not just volume.
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We need to set up more trainings/seminars to educate them with internal resources. Using several female ambassadors as mentors in STEM schools and encouraging them to participate in DMK are also important. And, of course, we need to hire women, promote them, and give them a salary increase.
I never meet this situation.
We are still underrepresented as leader in the current society. We need to continue to push internal barriers , to speak and to challenge as women in leader position. Propose internally Leadership course for only womenThe next step is our top management needs to reflect the equality between women and man. Believe in myself , I have to follow my instinct and make my journey less stressful.